Simon Dubnow Institute
for Jewish History and Culture at Leipzig University


The annual conferences extending over several days and held in English are dedicated to one of the thematic focus areas of the Institute. They are intended to generalize and internationalize the objects of research at the Institute in disciplinary terms.


These international conferences help to generate diverse contacts that promote the inclusion of the Institute in various networks. Their participants are the leading figures in the respective field as well as young scholars presenting the findings of their research in this venue. Selected papers from the annual conferences appear in the Institute's Yearbook.

Annual International Conference

Shared Space – Contact Zones:

Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in Eastern Europe


With Speakers from Beer-Sheva, Halle/S., Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jerusalem, Leipzig, Michigan, Ramat Gan und Tel Aviv (i.a).


Scientific design by Yfaat Weiss (Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, Leipzig), Efrat Gal-Ed (Institute of Jewish Studies, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf), Natasha Gordinsky (Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of Haifa) and Sabine Koller (Institute of Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Regensburg)


23–25 October 2018

Venue: Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow, Leipzig


A public reading of modern Yiddish poetry with Efrat Gal-Ed will take place on Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 7:15 pm in the Ariowitsch-Haus as part of the annual conference.